Eurocom M980NU

Specifications

Eurocom M980NUNotebook: Eurocom M980NU
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9900
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:10, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 5.9kg
Price: 2000 euro
Sold in: UK
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 95%, features: - %, display: 60% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Eurocom M980NU

Eurocom M98NU XCaliber Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
There is no question that the M98NU XCaliber is an excellent machine for gaming, watching HD video, and for great-sounding audio (for music, movies, and gaming). But if you're willing to spend more than five grand for a notebook, make sure you do your homework before you commit to such a large purchase. Whenever you configure a system with top-of-line components, you almost always pay a premium for such components--you often wind up paying a lot for a relatively small gain in performance. Also, as the M98NU XCaliber is an OEM notebook from Clevo, you might want to check out other OEMs who sell the same model--they might have better deals or perhaps better warranty policies.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 95% display: 60% mobility: 40%
76% Eurocom M980NU Xcaliber
Source: Computer Shopper English
Known for its mobile workstations and powerful desktop-replacement laptops, the Canadian firm Eurocom recently added the M980U XCaliber to its stable of performance notebooks. This high-end 18-inch gaming notebook is chock-full of premium components, including a quad-core CPU, dual graphics cards, a recordable Blu-ray drive, and a solid-state hard drive. The XCaliber is a massive gaming notebook with quad-core processing, a great 18.4-inch LCD, and fast SLI graphics, but it's just too expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 76%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M:

The GeForce GTX 280M is based on the G92b chip with all 128 pipelines and, as a result, shares more similarities to the desktop 9800 GTX+ than the desktop GTX 280. Regardless, the high clock rate makes the GTX 280M considerably faster than the 9800M GTX.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T9900: Fastest (in 2009) Core 2 Duo Dual Core CPU and similar to the Core 2 Extreme X9100 (withouth the free multiplicator, but instead less TDP and cheaper). Very well suited for games and demanding applications. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


18.4": 18 inch display size is a rare and very big size for desktop-replacement laptops. Laptops with 18 inch displays did not exist before 2008. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


5.9 kg: This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


Eurocom: Eurocom (founded: October 1988) is a UK-based video game developer founded specifically to develop games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Later, Eurocom has expanded to other platforms and also sells laptops with own brand. The official location of the company is in Canada. According laptops, Eurocom focusses desktop replacement laptops for the sell regions Anglo-America and UK.


76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)